YOU HAVE QUESTIONS. I HAVE ANSWERS.
Should I feel guilty for not writing my own vows?
Look at it this way: just because you enjoy music and listen to it, doesn't mean you're the best guitar player. It's the same with writing. You should NEVER feel guilty for asking for help with creating something special and memorable for someone you love.
How does the process work though?
All services include:
Discovery questionnaire or interview via phone
Unlimited revisions from your feedback
Any length up to 10 minutes (or 1,000 words)
Note: For ceremony scripts, I go up to 20 minutes; for wedding website stories, the limit is 700 words
A finalized file sent as a .DOCX (Word doc) and PDF
Weddings vows include one extra:
What's your writing background?
So glad you asked! My education includes a Bachelor's of Arts and proofreading/editing certificates. I worked many years at companies as a blog writer and content creator before moving to the wedding industry. I've also published fiction, so I have a strong handle on storytelling. For 7+ years, I've been writing wedding vows because I love a great love story!
Extensive writing background and education that includes storytelling.
Nothing generic: I write each vow and wedding speech from scratch so they're completely personalized and capture the essence of your relationship (or the relationship you're talking about).
One-on-one collaboration and unlimited revisions.
I am patient and understanding, and I know that sometimes it takes time and multiple drafts to get the words just right.
I can write in any tone/style, from romantic and poetic to funny and lighthearted. I've even written Harry Potter themed vows and a ceremony script that incorporated Batman...so yes, I can help with whatever you want!
Experience working with couples from various cultural backgrounds, religions, and sexual orientations.
Inclusive and supportive approach that celebrates all forms of love and relationships.
Professional and timely delivery.
Simply put, I can help make your wedding day perfect!
So you have a special talent for capturing what someone is trying to say, even if their words and thoughts are a hot mess?
I do! Throughout my career, I've consistently received feedback from copywriting clients and engaged couples that I took their vague thoughts and turned them into exactly what they were trying to say but struggling to express. I first had an inkling of this special ability in college while I worked as a writing tutor. Tutoring someone on their essay is like solving a puzzle—you have to maintain the bigger picture while trying to connect the pieces so they make sense. Even when a student's essay was jumbled and thoughts didn't connect well, I was able to intuitively understand what they were trying to say. Then I collected and rearranged fragments to help them weave the pieces together into an essay that conveyed the topic.
Essentially, I have a talent for distilling complex emotions and thoughts into simple, beautiful language that captures the essence of what my couples are trying to say :)
I'm still debating...Can I see some examples?
Yup! I don't share what I've written for real people (unless they give me permission), but I have some snippets of fictional wedding vows and speeches that I created so you can feel confident working with me. You can find those fictional examples here.
But I already have a draft. What happens to that?
I always look at any drafts along with your questionnaire answers, so your draft won't go to waste :) Since my goal is to maintain your voice, I take ideas and snippets from your original draft (if you have one) and weave them into the vows or speech we work on together.
Are you available to help me with writing the whole ceremony?
Absolutely! Continue to the next question please.
We've been talking a lot about vows and ceremonies. Can you tell me about your other wedding and speech writing services?
I write officiant scripts, best man speeches, father of the bride speeches, proposal speeches, 'Our Story' wedding website pages...Basically, if it's wedding-related, I write it! Just follow the links I dropped above to find out more about each of those services.
Wedding Vows - $295 per person
Wedding Toast (Best Man, Maid of Honor, Parent, etc.) - $295
Officiant and Ceremony Scripts - $325
Proposal Speech - $295
Our Story (Wedding Website Content) - $200
3-day rush delivery: $100 (added to the fee of the service you need)